Simple Barometer

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

WARNING: Only works on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Air 2

ACCURATE BAROMETRIC SENSOR
This app displays the current pressure as detected by the barometer sensor inside iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This means no network connection is required. You can get the current pressure anywhere your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus can go!

A CORNUCOPIA OF UNITS
Measure air pressure in a number of different units: inches mercury (inHg), kilopascals (kPa), torr (millimeters of mercury), atmospheres, millibar (mbar), or pounds per square inch (PSI). Measure altitude change in meters or feet.

SEA-LEVEL AIR PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT
Use your GPS-determined altitude to estimate air pressure at sea level to compare with weather stations around the world! (Note: this does not require cellular or Wi-Fi service)

APPROXIMATE ELEVATION CHANGE
Using changes in pressure, the app displays an approximate elevation change from a reset point that you control.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS
- "That's awesome. My life is more complete now."
- "Wow"
- "It's blue."

Version

1.4

Free or Paid

Paid

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

8.1

Accessibility Comments

This app is very accessible and simple to use. There is a switch button below the controls for selecting units of measurement. This switch button is for changing between actual and adjusted air pressure, and is off by default. When the switch button is toggled on, the app will "Use your GPS-determined altitude to estimate air pressure at sea level."

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

The APPROXIMATE ELEVATION CHANGE tends to be fairly accurate. Using this feature, a measurement from floor to ceiling within a room was accurate within a few inches.

Developer's Twitter Username

@friendsoftheweb

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Kelly 5 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by Kelly on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What's New in Version 1.3

Added localizations for Japanese, French, German, Korean, Chinese, Italian, Russian, and Spanish

Submitted by Kelly on Thursday, October 16, 2014

What's New in Version 1.3.1

Localized for Dutch language

Submitted by Kelly on Friday, November 14, 2014

What's New in Version 1.4

• Adds Today widget so you can view pressure right from Notification Center!
• Add support for iPad Air 2
• Improvements to sea-level pressure adjustment calculation
• Precision in displayed values now reflects accuracy of measurement (for pressure and altitude)
• Fix bug where layout wasn't correct on some iPhones using Display Zoom
• Fixes to Dutch localization

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